Purchased on sale and well worth it. I basically upgraded my existing Echo Dot's with Echo Plus's in the main rooms and moved the Echo's to other rooms. The comparison between the two...well, the music definitely sounds beefier and less tinny with the Plus. Also, the inbuilt smart home hub works with a multitude of smart devices... The only downside really is the lack of simple settings with Alexa on any device. Software Improvements or Options... like being able to have a separate volume for music and separate volume for Alexa would be awesome. Whilst music could be considered of a medium level, i find Alexa is shouting at me. On the odd occasion Alexa can also come across mentally challenged with simple tasks like turning lights on or off but once again i feel that these are just improvements that can be fixed or fine tuned hopefully in upgrades to the software.